Halo TV Series Coming to Paramount Plus in 2022

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Halo is coming to the small screen, but in a new twist it will be heading to Paramount Plus. Previously announced for sister network Showtime, Deadline first reported that the television series based on the blockbuster video game franchise will arrive in the first quarter of 2022.

Halo developer 343 Industries announced in 2018 that Showtime had ordered a season of 10 episodes Based on the sci-fi shooter, Deadline adding that production is already underway in Budapest and the series had already shot “55% to 60% of its first season” before the COVID-19 pandemic did. interrupted work last March.

Pablo Schreiber (best known for Orange Is the New Black and The Wire) stars in the series, which is produced by Showtime, 343 Industries and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Spielberg will be one of the show’s executive producers, having tried to get the project off the ground several years ago.

First announced for the Mac, original Halo developer Bungie was acquired by Microsoft in 2000 before the launch of the original Xbox console. A huge success, the game became synonymous with the console and spawned many sequels and spin-offs, which have grossed over $ 5 billion in total. A new game, Infinite halo, is expected to be released later this year.

The show was officially announced during an investor ViacomCBS event on wednesday. The media giant owns a variety of networks and streaming services, including Showtime, CBS, Nickelodeon, MTV and the Paramount movie studio. On March 4, the company renaming its current CBS All Access streaming service to Paramount Plus.

Wednesday’s event also provided updates on Showtime and unveiled the scope of Paramount Plus, including information on a flood of new shows that ViacomCBS hopes will attract new subscribers even as consumers. streaming choice have exploded over the past year and a half.

Explore all of CNET Paramount Plus event coverage.

Update, 3:52 p.m .: Added more details now that the series movement is official.

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